Antonio Conte has spoken about the changes to the transfer window that will take place from next season
“I agree this decision. It is a good decision. If you have a, program, a plan that it is very clear, it is not important to wait until the end to sell your players. If you decide these players stay and remain there is no problem to this.
“In Italy the views are the same, they didn’t change. The transfer market is always difficult for the coach, you wait for new players and you sometimes lose the players. I don’t love this period. If it’s shorter then it’s good.
“(Next season) If you have a correct plan I don’t see a problem. If you wait until the end you could have a problem. If you have a problem or plan then there shouldn’t be a problem.” (football.london)
Cesar Azpilicueta is looking forward to returning to the Champions League
“It’s the most prestigious competition in Europe, and every player wants to be part of it. I really enjoy playing in these games.
“After not being in the competition last year, it was important that we got back into it and we did that at the first time of asking. Now we’re relishing the challenge of making an impression on our return to the competition.
“We’ll go step by step. I think our first step should be winning our group. If you take a look at the teams that have qualified, all of them can make life hard for you. That should encourage us to give it our all.
“Winning the competition would mean everything. I think everyone always dreams of it and, of course, whenever we’re in this competition, we dream of doing just that.” (Chelsea FC)
Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has said Diego Simeone’s contract renewal is not linked to Diego Costa’s potential return
“We have not shown him [Simeone] Costa’s contract.
“What happened is that all contracts have an end date, and when that happens there are talks about extending them.
“This summer we could not sign players but yes, in January Costa could arrive, or many others.” (Football Espana)
Sky Sports pundit Danny Higginbotham believes Chelsea won’t win at Leicester City tomorrow
“I think Leicester will get something from this game.
“I think set-pieces wise the likes of (Harry) Maguire, (Wes) Morgan if he’s fit, (Riyad) Mahrez’s delivery.
“I think they will cause a lot of problems to Chelsea.
“Obviously (Gary) Cahill is missing from Chelsea, (Alvaro) Morata is going to be a big player for Chelsea.
“But I think this is going to be a draw.
“Everyone expects Chelsea to get a win but I’m going to go with Leicester City to get a draw.” (Express)